Dave Swinney, Construction Manager
Construction managers are a lot like parents. They have hectic schedules that vary day-to-day, keep an eye on finances, ensure there are no safety hazards and make sure everyone is where they’re supposed to be. Plus, construction managers are responsible for keeping everyone happy.
At ABD, we hire or promote employees to construction managers who are seasoned enough to lead and oversee a variety of building projects from start to finish. For this reason, and many others, our previous Project Manager, Dave Swinney is taking the new role as Construction Manager. From hands-on work to management, Dave has 28 years of construction experience. He came to ABD on a reference from a current employee who had nothing but great things to say about the company. Since then Dave has also led new employees to the company.
As a construction manager, Dave is involved from the beginning of the project, helping the client with initial planning, to the end of the project. He is the bridge from sales to construction and the intermediate man who is responsible for getting the projects started quickly. He is motivated by being able to see and take pride in the finished projects.
There are several specific tasks that construction managers perform such as project management planning, cost management, quality management, contract administration and safety management. Our clients appreciate the attention to detail and our commitment to the use of sustainable, high-quality materials. As a construction manager, Dave has similar values and beliefs. Of all the wonderful aspects of his job, he described the most challenging part as “being able to shut everything off at the end of the day and not take it home with me.”
Dave grew up in Wyoming but has spent the last 20 years here in Fort Collins. When asked why he loved working for ABD, he replied, “There’s a close-knit, family vibe within the company.” When he isn’t working hard for his clients, Dave enjoys camping, fishing, golf and spending time with his family.
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